Galaxy Orange & Shortcake Bar
It’s been a long time since I had a Galaxy bar and so I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into my local Sainsbury earlier today and saw this on the shelves, and on promotion too! Here we have a milk chocolate bar with orange and shortcake biscuit pieces within.
I’ve had a few Galaxy bars in the past and I’m sure most of my British readers have too, so I had a good idea about how this would both look and taste before I even had it. For those of you who don’t, I’ll tell you how Galaxy describe the bar on the back of the wrapper: ‘Soft orange pieces and luxurious shortcake covered in smooth Galaxy chocolate’. The bar is 90% milk chocolate, with 5% orange pieces and 5% shortcake which is a fair amount.
Surprisingly when I opened the wrapper my room wasn’t suddenly filled with the smell of oranges, this is very subtle in smell. In fact if you smell the bar up close it just smells like chocolate with very little hints of orange which is quite unusual but not a bad thing at all. This is how the bar tastes too, it’s very chocolatey with small hints of orange whenever you hit a piece, and with a lot of crunch from the shortcake biscuit. It’s a break away from the norm and a welcome one, there are a lot of bars which are too eager to hit you in the taste buds with whatever flavour they are rather than concentrate on the quality of the chocolate, but Galaxy here have used their awesome milk chocolate and let the orange flavour last as an aftertaste.